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Kamala Harris trivia: 65 facts about the Senator of California!

Kamala Harris is the junior United States Senator for California since 2017. And a strong opposition to Trump’s Mexican border wall.

Her spirited statements about the shutdown has brought her to forefront again.

So let’s see some amazing facts about her!

  1. Her full name is Kamala Devi Harris
  2. She was born October 20, 1964
  3. Kamala is an American lawyer and politician
  4. She is serving as the junior United States Senator for California since 2017
  5. She is a member of the Democratic Party
  6. She has served as the 32nd Attorney General of California from 2011 to 2017
  7. And as DA of San Francisco
  8. Kamala Harris was born in Oakland, California
  9. Harris is a graduate of Howard University
  10. And the University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  11. In the 1990s, Harris worked in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and the City Attorney of San Francisco’s office
  12. In 2004, Harris was elected District Attorney of San Francisco
  13. Kamala Harris was narrowly elected as California’s Attorney General in 2010
  14. And in 2014 she was reelected by a wide margin
  15. On November 8, 2016, she defeated Loretta Sanchez in the 2016 Senate election to succeed outgoing Senator Barbara Boxer
  16. With that she became California’s third female U.S. Senator
  17. The first of Indian descent
  18. The first of Jamaican descent
  19. Her mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, was a breast cancer scientist who immigrated to the US from Madras (now Chennai) in 1960
  20. Her father, Donald Harris, is a Stanford University economics professor who immigrated from Jamaica in 1961 for graduate study in economics at University of California, Berkeley
  21. Her name, Kamala, comes from the Sanskrit word for lotus
  22. She was extremely close to her maternal grandfather, P. V. Gopalan, an Indian diplomat
  23. As a child, she frequently visited her extended family in the Besant Nagar neighborhood of Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  24. She has one younger sister, Maya Harris
  25. Both, Kamala Harris and her sister sang in a Baptist choir
  26. Harris’s parents divorced when she was 7
  27. Her mother was granted custody of the children by court-ordered settlement
  28. After the divorce, they moved to Montreal, Québec, Canada
  29. At Howard, Harris was elected to the liberal arts student council as freshman class representative
  30. She was a member of the debate team
  31. Kamala, also, joined the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority
  32. She sought a career in law enforcement because she wanted to be “at the table where decisions are made.”
  33. In 2000, San Francisco’s elected City Attorney, Louise Renne, recruited Harris to join her office
  34. There Kamala Harris was chief of the Community and Neighborhood Division, which oversees civil code enforcement matters
  35. In 2008, Harris was seen as one of a number of women who could become president of the United States
  36. In 2009, Harris wrote Smart on Crime: A Career Prosecutor’s Plan to Make Us Safer
  37. In her book she looked at criminal justice from an economic perspective and attempted to reduce temptation and access for criminals
  38. While Harris was the San Francisco District Attorney, the overall felony conviction rate rose from 52% in 2003 to 67% in 2006, the highest in a decade
  39. While these statistics represent only trial convictions, Harris also closed many cases via plea bargains
  40. When she took office, she took a special interest in clearing part of the murder caseload from the previous administration
  41. In 2012, Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo ruled that San Francisco District Attorney Harris’s office violated defendants’ rights by hiding damaging information about a police crime lab technician, and was indifferent to demands that it account for its failings
  42. As San Francisco District Attorney, Kamala Harris created a special Hate Crimes Unit, focusing on hate crimes against LGBT children and teens in schools
  43. n 2004, The National Urban League honored Harris as a “Woman of Power”
  44. In 2005, she received the Thurgood Marshall Award from the National Black Prosecutors Association
  45. Kamala Harris participated in the National Mortgage Settlement against five banks: Ally Financial, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citibank, and Chase
  46. She introduced the California Homeowner’s Bill of Rights in the California State Legislature
  47. Kamala Harris has prosecuted numerous financial crimes, such as predatory lending
  48. On February 12, 2015, Harris announced that she would start a new agency called the Bureau of Children’s Justice
  49. In May, 2015, Harris toured the coastline, where the oil spilled happened and directed her office’s resources and attorneys to investigate possible criminal violations
  50. In 2012, she sent a letter to 100 mobile-app developers, asking them to comply with California law with respect to privacy issues
  51. During the second Obama administration,Kamala Harris was mentioned as a possible nominee for a seat on the United States Supreme Court if a seat on that court became vacant
  52. The New York Times identified her as a potential US Supreme Court nominee
  53. A day after President Trump was sworn into office, Harris called the message of Trump’s inaugural address “dark” when speaking during the Women’s March on Washington
  54. Kamala Harris came up with the name “Muslim ban”
  55. In an April 2018 hearing, Harris questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for Facebook’s misuse of users’ data
  56. In the September and October 2018 Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings,Kamala Harris participated in questioning the FBI Director’s limited scope of the investigation on Kavanaugh
  57. Harris was one of the targets of the October 2018 United States mail bombing attempts
  58. Kamala Harris has been considered a top contender for the 2020 Democratic nomination for President
  59. As of July 2018, she was spending more on Facebook advertising than any other senator
  60. Harris is married to California attorney Douglas Emhoff
  61. There marriage was on August 22, 2014, in Santa Barbara, California
  62. Harris’s sister is Maya Harris an MSNBC political analyst
  63. Her brother-in-law is Tony West, General Counsel of Uber and a former U.S. Justice Department senior official
  64. Kamala Harris has two stepchildren, one in college and one in high school
  65. In January 2019 Harris released a memoir, The Truths We Hold: An American Journey


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